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Aug182006

Windows XP Hidden Apps

Windows XP hidden apps:

  1. Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)
    Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
  2. Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of window$ clipboard)
  3. Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
  4. DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)
  5. Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)
  6. IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)
  7. Micro$oft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented).
  8. window$ Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).
  9. ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases)
  10. Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).
  11. System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only )
  12. Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy window$ 3.x desktop shell).
  13. Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).
  14. Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the window$ Registry).
  15. Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).
  16. File siganture verification tool = sigverif.exe
  17. Cool Volume Control = sndvol32.exe (I’ve included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).
  18. System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ).
  19. Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database – use with care, it’s virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I’m not sure of the full implications).
  20. Micro$oft Telnet Client = telnet.exe
  21. Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented).
  22. window$ for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).
  23. System configuration = msconfig.exe (can use to control starup programs)
  24. gpedit.msc used to manage group policies, and permissions..!

Hidden Apps

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